You can mine Bitcoin on a Commodore 64, so who needs a GeForce RTX 3080?

The ongoing cryptocurrency boom has enraged gamers, with highly sought-after graphics cards like the GeForce RTX 3080 being snatched up en masse to work in mining builds. Technically though, you’re not restricted to just using the latest computing components in these rigs, as is being proved by enthusiasts across the world.

Programming YouTuber 8 Bit Show and Tell has modded his Commodore 64 to mine popular cryptocurrency Bitcoin, despite the almost 40-year-old computer rocking a 1MHz processor.